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Deranged passanger bites at Taxi driver's face

CAUGHT on CCTV is the terrifying moment a taxi driver was bitten in the face during a frenzied and unprovoked attack by a passenger.

Leigh Curtis, 52, of Grange Road, has been unable to work since and continues to suffer flashbacks.

He was left with injuries including cuts and bruising to his face, a broken nose, broken ribs, and requiring stitches to his finger.

Just after midnight on July 17, he picked 43-year-old Pilgrim up from the Lord Warden pub in Manor Road and drove him home to Newgate Road, St Leonards.

Pilgrim said he did not have the fare on him, so after confirming that he was known to the radio operator, Mr Curtis agreed that he could pay in a few days time.

As he was getting out of the taxi, Pilgrim broke a bottle of wine he was carrying, which appeared to be the trigger for him to turn nasty.

Speaking of his ordeal Mr Curtis said: “I let my guard down, and the rad

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Added: Aug-10-2012 Occurred On: Jul-17-2012
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Tags: Deranged, passanger, bites, Taxi, driver, face, cctv, leigh, curtis, attack, cab
Location: St Leonards, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand (load item map)
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